The secret to weight loss lies in our stomach’s bacteria

We are living through an epidemic of obesity and allergies, yet we are more obsessed than ever with our diet and lifestyle. Much of our confusion is due to the conflicting messages and poor science […]


Ramadan recipe: Luqaimat – Sweet dumplings

Warm dough and sticky fingers are two heartening associations when it comes to luqaimat. An iftar fixture, these decadent dumplings are a favourite across the region. Translating as “little bites”, luqaimat are widely available in the UAE […]


How to keep healthy diet during Ramadan

An expert has emphasised the importance of following a healthy Ramadan lifestyle with regular exercise and proper eating habit that helps get adequate calories divided between the iftar and suhoor meals by balanced proportions. The […]


Top 10 Emirati Dishes You Need to Try

A rich blend of Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines – questions around the origin of Emirati cuisine are best answered here, Experience Emirati flavours and aromas. Our round-up of the top ten must-try local dishes. […]


MSG (Monosodium Glutamate): Good or Bad?

It’s not exactly news that MSG, or monosodium glutamate, has a bad rap. Often pegged as the culprit of not-so-nice side effects like headaches and nausea, the additive that is said to basically increase your desire […]


Your guide to the delicious Arabian dates

In the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan -may his soul rest in peace-  was the founder of the country’s agricultural renaissance, and he was fully dedicated to the growth and cultivation […]


15 Foods to Eat & Not Gain Weight

Whether you want to maintain your existing weight or lose a bit of extra weight, it does not necessarily have to be about eating less! This is because there are many foods you can eat […]